gives the name of the default audio output device attached to the computer.


  • $DefaultAudioOutputDevice can be set to any available device listed in $AudioOutputDevices. The value is preserved across Wolfram Language sessions.
  • If not set explicitly or if cleared, $DefaultAudioOutputDevice is effectively taken to be the same as the system settings.
  • Typical settings include:
  • Automaticautomatically chosen
    "SystemSetting"same as system settings
    "devname"an explicit device


Basic Examples  (1)

Default audio output device:

Introduced in 2016
Updated in 2017